The time between dinner and bedtime can always go slightly a stray in our house. My little ones can be super hyper or super cranky, either way it seems a bit of a madhouse during this part of the day. So when Mr. P. had a seminar the other night and wouldn’t be home to tag team the children for bedtime, I decided we were going to break this crazy time and approach it more calmly in our jammies.
Straight after dinner, we washed up and put on our jammies. I pulled out Disney “Cars”, Buba’s favorite movie in preparation for our calm cuddle time. It’s amazing how putting jammies and a movie on transfixed our normal running around to a more calm, cozy evening. I was ecstatic.
Missy Moo was ever so excited to sit next to her big brother and play with her new Peppa Pig, that Mr. P bought her on his way home from Alicante last week. Once she figured out a movie was playing above her, she was just as intrigued with Cars as Buba was. I cuddled up next to both of them and enjoyed the moment.
I say moment because our new calm approach before bedtime only lasted a moment. Soon after, we were back to running around hyper, Missy Moo giggling loudly at her brother doing circles and hopping from couch to couch. I had to laugh at it all, because these are our ordinary moments that I should cherish more.
It’s the time where both of my kids laugh the most, play together, and get each other ever so excited. Who needs calm before bedtime? Clearly, not us, silly me!
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